If you smile at me I will understand

If you smile at me I will understand
‘Cause that is something
Everybody everywhere does in the same language

Wooden Ships
On my morning run today, with the sunshine plentiful and a pleasant 58 degrees, I made note of all the folks and runners I passed who offered smiles.  I love this!  Smiling expresses kindness.  It’s not only the mouth that communicates but the eyes smile as well.  I chose to believe its in the nature of all people to smile – it’s undeniably deep inside us.  Travailing in countries where English is not the 1st language, smiling is essential.
Primatologist Signe Preuschoft traces the smile back over 30 million years of evolution to a “fear grin” stemming from monkeys and apes who often used barely clenched teeth to portray to predators that they were harmless, or to signal submission to more dominant group members. The smile may have evolved differently among species and especially among humans.
I plan on smiling a lot more….
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An aging boomer
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